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Getting here

As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only. Get easy travel information to make all your journeys in Tasmania hassle free.

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Travel information

You must register your travel plans and provide your contact details before arriving in Tasmania to ensure compliance with current requirements and to help facilitate a smooth arrivals process.

Your vaccination status and the areas where you have spent time prior to arriving in Tasmania determine the conditions for your entry into the state.

  • All travellers entering Tasmania are required to register their travel by completing a Tas-E-Travel pass. Visits can be registered up to 7 days before arrival in Tasmania.
  • Areas are assessed as either lowmedium or high-risk based on Public Health advice.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 years and two months and older, travelling from low-risk areas (domestic and overseas) will not need to quarantine on arrival in Tasmania.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers (5 years+) who have spent time in a high-risk area (domestic and overseas) in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania will need to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours before departure to Tasmania.
  • Testing is not required if you are out of Tasmania for 7-days or less.
  • All travellers are required to carry proof of vaccination and/or their negative COVID test result with them, whether that’s a digital vaccination certificate and COVID-19 negative test result SMS message, or hard copy evidence.
  • All travellers are required to scan the QR code from their Tas-E-Travel pass generated at a scanning station on arrival to Tasmania.
  • Anyone caught breaching these rules face an on the spot fine of $1557 and could be summonsed and charged with an offence resulting in up to six months jail or a $17,000 fine.
  • Unvaccinated travellers aged 12 years, two months and older need approval to enter the State. Do not travel unless approved.
  • Unvaccinated travellers can apply for Essential Traveller status to be considered for exemption from quarantine requirements. If approved, additional conditions will apply, including the need to return a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure to Tasmania.

Visit the Tasmanian Government Coronavirus website to understand the latest border conditions and register your travel intentions.

You should carry a facemask with you when you visit an airport. It is compulsory for people aged 12 and older to wear a facemask at all times whilst at a Tasmanian airport terminal or whilst on board a flight.


As Australia's only island state, access to Tasmania is by air and sea only.

Regular flights depart from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth, and Brisbane and fly direct to Hobart and Launceston.

Direct flights are also available from Melbourne to Burnie, Devonport, King and Flinders Island.

Link Airways are also now operating direct flights from Canberra to Hobart.

Alternatively, many visitors travel to Tasmania from Melbourne by sea on the Spirit of Tasmania. The vessel departs from Melbourne and arrives in Devonport.  This journey has the added benefit of letting you bring your own car and make the most of Tasmania's touring potential.